Why isn't this 44 SPL garnering no bids?
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    I never looked at the seller's name - MLV, too obvious. Regardless of the provenance, is the price out of line? I like - love - the 44 special. The early 2nd gens had good workmanship and even with the caliber change should be premium guns. And I' missing something?

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    If I was still on the hunt for a 44, I would definitely bid $1300.

    99.9% of folks at the range won't have a clue that your new Colt is a retrofit.
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    Refinished, replaced grips, and caliber change with a 3rd gen barrel; looks like a $1,000.00 at best shooter to me.

    Best regards,
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    You know I hunt around the Internet all the time and buy Colts on a regular basis.
    Good, bad and indifferent Colts at that.
    Before the Internet I set up at some good gun shows on a regular basis buying and selling. Haven't seen a SAA Colt since the late '90s for $1000, let alone one you could go shoot. Early '90s they were going for 1000+/- NIB. Guess I need to work at it harder for those $1000 Colts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo View Post
    You know I hunt around the Internet all the time and buy Colts on a regular basis.
    Good, bad and indifferent Colts at that.
    Before the Internet I set up at some good gun shows on a regular basis buying and selling. Haven't seen a SAA Colt since the late '90s for $1000, let alone one you could go shoot. Early '90s they were going for 1000+/- NIB. Guess I need to work at it harder for those $1000 Colts.
    I don't know why anyone would be interested in spending any more that $1K for a screwed with SAA like the one discussed here, when for a few hundred more you can purchase one that hasn't been so messed with. If this one had the original finish and grips/stocks, I think the starting bid price would not out of line, even with the caliber change, but the refinish just kills it IMO.

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    If I ran across it in a gunshop, gun show or otherwise face to face where I could check it out. But not off GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsai52 View Post
    refinished, replaced grips, and caliber change with a 3rd gen barrel; looks like a $1,000.00 at best shooter to me.

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    bingo
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    Given the change in thread pitch, somehow I doubt it's a 3rd generation barrel forced into a 2nd generation frame. Could it be that Colt installed the barrel during 3rd generation production and used that style of lettering?


    Quote Originally Posted by guitarsweb View Post
    Colt didn’t introduce the .44sp until 1958. Might be a parts gun.
    Uh, what??? Colt first chambered the .44Spl in 1913.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
    Given the change in thread pitch, somehow I doubt it's a 3rd generation barrel forced into a 2nd generation frame. Could it be that Colt installed the barrel during 3rd generation production and used that style of lettering?



    Uh, what??? Colt first chambered the .44Spl in 1913.
    The 24 tpi 3rd gen barrels can be re-threaded to match the 2nd gen 20 tpi frames. Colt reintroduced the 44 Special in the 2nd gens in 1958.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
    Given the change in thread pitch, somehow I doubt it's a 3rd generation barrel forced into a 2nd generation frame. Could it be that Colt installed the barrel during 3rd generation production and used that style of lettering?



    Uh, what??? Colt first chambered the .44Spl in 1913.

    I should have stated “With the 2nd Generations 1958” I knew they were chambered in the 1st. much earlier. Or, Colt didn’t reintroduce .44sp until 1958.


 
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